This is a lovely story about a Basset hound born with an extra vessel which should have closed at birth but didn’t (called a patent ductus arteriosus, or “PDA”). Florence the Basset had successful keyhole surgery due to collaboration between Dr Liz Bode and I, plus all of the staff at ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists. We wish Florence all the best following her interventional surgery. She is clearly a much loved pet and should now have a very good quality of life due to the team work and collaboration between specialists. Florence was a very well behaved patient too!